Remarks by Ambassador Lisa Peterson: Commemorating the 242nd U.S. Independence Day

Prince Hlangusemphi, Representative of His Majesty the King; Emakhosikati, Your Royal Highnesses; Honorable Chiefs; Royal Councilors; Honorable Ministers; Excellencies, Members of the Diplomatic Corps; Honorable Members of Parliament; Honorable Members of the Judiciary; Members of the Media; Distinguished Guests; Friends; Lishonile and welcome to all. 1968 was a momentous year.  In the U.S., the Civil ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Lisa Peterson: Commissioning of Borehole Project at Ekuphileni KwaSesitjeni Skills Centre

Her Royal Highness, the Inkhosikati, Honorable Minister of Education and Training Honorable Member of Parliament, The Regional Education Officer and staff members, The Constituency Council, Teachers, The School Committee, Parents and students, Siyanivusela Bekunene! I am pleased to join you today for the handover ceremony of the borehole project at Ekuphileni KwaSesitjeni Skills Centre. This ...
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Ambassador Peterson launches a borehole water system worth E68,000 at Ekuphileni KwaSesitjeni Skills Centre

Last week, Ambassador Peterson officially launched a borehole water system worth E68,000 at Ekuphileni KwaSesitjeni Skills Centre, which also benefits students and teachers of Esitjeni Primary School. The project has been funded through the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program, which is specifically designed by the U.S. government to assist community groups in developing projects that will ...
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Ambassador Peterson launches Spelling Bee Competition

Do you know English is a passing subject in the Kingdom of Eswatini? Ambassador Peterson visited the Ministry of Education and Training to launch this year’s Spelling Bee Competition, which is aimed at improving the overall performance of learners. The Embassy, in partnership with Mobi Mart Media and Macmillian Education, is sponsoring communication, study materials, ...
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Embassy welcomes the directors, film crew, and stars of the award-winning American-directed, Swazi-based film LIYANA

Liyana the Movie is finally here! Last month, we welcomed the directors, film crew, and stars of the award-winning American-directed, Swazi-based film LIYANA, for a reception and screening at MovieZone. The film follows a Swazi girl, Liyana, who embarks on a dangerous quest to rescue her young twin brothers. This animated African tale is born ...
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Ambassador Peterson officially opened the new maternity wing at St Theresa Clinic

St Theresa’s Clinic now has a maternity, laboratory and theatre wing thanks to funding from the U.S. Department of Defense. Last month, Ambassador Peterson officially opened the new maternity wing of the clinic that will benefit the Manzini community. She said the new and improved features of the clinic were the result of the sustained ...
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The U.S. Embassy took its Jazz Appreciation Month event to Vuvulane

Do you know jazz and other artistic forms can be a vehicle for freedom of expression and social change? The U.S. Embassy took its Jazz Appreciation Month event to Vuvulane, where local artists – Mandisa, TribeNew, Black Rhino,  Qibho  and  Floewe  – performed for the audience and engaged them on how to use music and arts as ...
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Ambassador Peterson hosts a cocktail reception to honor administrative professionals

Each year, we celebrate Administrative Professionals Day to recognize the valuable contributions of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support professionals. Ambassador Lisa Peterson hosted a cocktail reception to honor administrative professionals from government and private sector for their work in running day-to-day operations in their organizations. Invited guests included U.S. Embassy contacts that ...
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President and Chief Executive Officer of the Black AIDS Institute visits Eswatini

Thanks to The Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP), last month the Embassy hosted Mr Phill Wilson who is President and Chief Executive Officer of the  Black AIDS Institute . The Institute is a training and mobilization center focused exclusively on black people to stop the AIDS pandemic in black communities. Mr Wilson met with Wellness Coordinators from ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Lisa Peterson: Black Girls Global Exchange – Happy Valley Hotel

Sanibonani and welcome! It is an incredible feeling to share the stage with so many smart, young women who are changing the world. This type of intercultural exchange – between the U.S., Swaziland, and South Africa – really underscores one of our main priorities for the U.S. Embassy in Swaziland. As diplomats, we are always ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Lisa Peterson: World TB Day Commemoration – Ebuhleni

Honorable Minister of Health, His Royal Highness, Prince Tshekedi, Regional Administrator for Hhohho, Program Director, WHO Representative, Members of UN Agencies, Representatives from the NGO community, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen Siyanivusela Bekunene – World TB Day is an opportunity to recognize our achievements in tuberculosis prevention and control, and renew our commitment to eliminating ...
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Ambassador Lisa Peterson commissions Jubukweni Communal Gardening Project

The Jubukweni community clearly has a “green thumb”! Ambassador Peterson joined them last Friday to commission their communal gardening project, headed by Ligcabho Labomake Association. The association received a grant of over E77,000 from the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program to install a drip irrigation system and to purchase water pipes, a water tank, and seedlings ...
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#Swazi girls who BELIEVE are destined to ACHIEVE!

On October 11, the US Embassy collaborated with U.S. Peace Corps Swaziland to celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child at Manyeveni Nazarene Primary School, where Dawnita Brown, a Peace Corps Volunteer (G14) hosted the first ever “Swazi Girls Believe Conference.” Ambassador Lisa Peterson, Peace Corps Country Director Glenda Green, and Public Affairs Officer ...
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WomEng’s Pink Hard Hats Invade, Inspire Girls in Engineering

Over three days, PAS hosted the South Africa-based NGO, WomEng (founded by a South African alumna of IVLP and Fortune Women’s Mentoring Program), to discuss engineering careers, mentoring, and professional development with groups of stakeholders and students. The WomEng team first met with a group of more than 60 engineers, predominantly women, to talk about ...
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Twelve Young Swazi Leaders Selected for U.S. Mandela Washington Fellowship

This June, twelve Swazi finalists, who were selected to participate in the Mandela Washington Fellowship (YALI), will travel to the United States of America. These outstanding young leaders will join 1000 other young African leaders for a six-week program at one of 20 prestigious U.S. universities followed by a summit in Washington, D.C. The youth ...
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U.S. Embassy commemorates World Health Day

Statistics released by the World Health Organization state that depression affects 30 million people in Africa, which is also a major contributor to suicide. In Swaziland, in the year 2016, 102 males and 23 females committed suicide according to statistics released by Dr. Violet Mwanjani from the National Psychiatric Center. For World Health Day, the ...
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Leading Ladies of Swaziland

As we continue our year-round mission to empower women, we know that even the most successful women need support, advice, and encouragement. Last evening, the U.S. Embassy hosted a women’s leadership video conference titled “ Leading Ladies of Swaziland” with leadership coach Maureen Rabotin. She is the founder of Effective Global Leadership, a company that ...
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